The Department of Pathology aims at excellence in teaching and diagnostic laboratory services, and research in the field of Pathology. In addition to post graduate and undergraduate teaching the department provides diagnostic services in Histopathology, Cytology, Hematology & comprehensive services in all aspects of Laboratory Medicine. Histopathology was started in the year 1972 and was the first of its kind in Thrissur. And now processes around 8000 specimens annually. Separate Cytology laboratory is handling around 3000specimens per year and around 4000 Hematology slides are reported upon every year.
|ACADEMIC COURSES||PATIENT SERVICES|
|MBBS||Intra operative frozen sections|
|D.M.L.T||Cytology- FNAC& Exfoliative cytology|
|Other paramedical courses||Clinical Pathology|
Pathology department Library has a collection of 174 books on Pathology
There are 600 mounted and 300 wet specimens in the museum with adequate catalogues. In addition, charts, pictures, diagrams and photos are exhibited. It is open to students during working hours.
Histopathology deals with study of diseased tissues to make diagnosis as well as to provide prognostic information. The final diagnosis of the disease is often made by the histopathologist and can have an important bearing on clinical management and patient care. Well equipped histopathology service laboratory handles around 8000 specimens annually.
Histopathology department undertakes intra operative frozen section
Is the study of cells. It is used extensively to detect cancer. Most well known is the screening test for uterine cervical cancer known as PAP smear test .FNAC is another method by which a fine needle is passed into the specific site, cells are aspirated, studied and a diagnosis is made. It is a very cost effective simple procedure for diagnosis, to assess the prognosis and effect of treatment in certain diseases. FNAC is done in the pathology department. Ultra Sound Guided /CT guided FNAC from deep seated tissues is done in the Radio Diagnosis Department. Some times intra operative neurosquash prepartions are also sent to Pathology for immediate diagnosis to decide further course of brain surgery.
Deals with the study of blood and bone marrow cells to diagnose blood diseases and other systemic diseases. Other blood tests are done in the Central laboratory in the hospital.
Is the branch of pathology in which diseases are diagnosed based on study of blood, urine, stools etc. It uses chemical, hematological, microbiological, serological and immunological methods. The central laboratory in the hospital has the most modern equipments and systems for these tests. Annual turnover is more than 3, 50,000 tests. Emergency lab functions 24 hours.